think and grow rich book review

The 10 best ideas from think and grow rich

This was the first book I read on my journey of self improvement. and what a book to start with, before my journey I was very interested in business and this seemed to be a good book to start with as I was running an instagram page (@gentlemens_business) and wanted to learn how to make some money out of it, grow rich you could say, so after reading the book I’ve got some golden nuggets I found in the book to teach you!



Napoleon Hill was a journalist and writer who was called in to speak to Andrew Carnegie who was one of the richest people in history. Andrew said I will open the door to the 500 richest people in America so you can interview them, take all their information and put it into a series of books to help other young people be successful much faster. But I’m not going to pay you a penny. What will you do? A few seconds later napoleon Hill replied with ok I’ll do it. The result of this was a book called think and grow rich.

The 10 golden nuggets! 

1. You've got to have desire 





I think this is one of the first things you need for anything that burning desire inside of you not a wish not a hope. It’s got to be something that means everything, so on the hard days there is no chance of you quitting. So to think and grow rich you have to be specific about everything. How much money do you desire. When will you get the money. Create a plan for carrying this out and lastly, preferably in a note book write down a few sentences explaining how much money you want, what you offer for this money and when you will make it. You should read this twice a day. Me personally I read it in the morning and before bed.

2. Have faith 





Faith is a belief supported by strong emotion when trying to accomplish something we must believe in it. We must be so emotionally attached to our dream which leads on to the next step.

3. Use auto-suggestion 





Auto-suggestion is a way of implanting faith and desire into your subconscious mind this is done through affirmations and repeated instructions unfortunately this is one of people’s downfalls as I think we’ve been brought up to always put ourselves down whereas If we tell ourselves we can do something we have a better opportunity of doing it. When reading your affirmation out of your notebook connect it with your emotions, find that fire inside of you. 

4. Aquire specialised knowledge 





This step is slightly opposite of what it says. What I took from this part of the book is that we should focus on what we know and where we want to take our business instead of sweating the small stuff. We should outsource our work to someone who is great at it. many other businesses like the creator of gym shark and books like the 4 hour work week hold high importance of this rule. The book explains the altercation between Henry Ford and the courts as they believed he was making money unethically because he was making that much. The court asked questions that did not concern mr Ford like how many soldiers did the British send over to America to put down the rebellion of 1776? Mr Ford explained If I should really want to answer the foolish question you have just asked or any of the other questions you have been asking me, let me remind you that I have a row of electric push buttons on my desk and with the touch of the right button I can summon to my aid men who can answer any question I desire to ask concerning the business business to which I am devoting most of my efforts, now will you kindly tell me, why I should clutter up my mind with general knowledge?

5. Use your Imagination 


It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine. Imagination is necessary to turn desire into real world results.

6. Have a Mastermind group 





Having a group of like minded people around you who are on the same mission as you makes growing rich much easier. It is said that you are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with so choose wisely some tips on making a mastermind to create one with two or more people who want to achieve the same things as you also you should think about what you can offer your mastermind think about your specialised knowledge. Nobody likes a leach! You should meet with your mastermind twice a week to keep harmony with the other members and look for how you can improve your business.

7. Be committed

Often when your starting a business family and friends will often hold you back even if they have good intent.  We often let others opinion influence how we live making us flip from one thing to another never really succeeding in any napoleon found that most of these rich people came to decisions quickly and changed decisions slowly. 






8. Persistent 

Often comes from desire and the more you desire something the more resilient and persistent you are. There’s so many success stories about persistence so why can’t you be one of them. J.K Rowling had her book Harry Potter rejected over 10 times and was told to not quit her day job. I hope that puts things into perspective.

9. Use sexual transmutation 

Destroy the sex glands weather in man or beast and you have removed the major source of action. Sexual desire are one of the hardest desires to control but if done napoleon believed that it helped improve imagination, courage, persistence, creativity and so much more we can use this desire to help improve our energy in our business. We often see new challenges like this such as nofap.

10. The subconscious 

positive and negative thoughts can not ocupy the brain at the same time so we must focus on one. and i know what i would choose. the 7 most powerful positive emotions are desire, faith, love, sex, romance, hope and enthusiasm according to napoleon.


my thoughts

i hope you liked this book review of think and grow rich. when reading this i struggled to understand some of it, however this could be due to many reasons such as my age as i was a sprog, understanding of business, or maybe it was actually quite hard. so as your first book maybe don't make the same decision as me and read something a bit easier. when reading your affirmation i would advise not reading it like 2 seconds before you go to sleep as after awhile i think it becomes a part of your sleeping pattern and like me you may fall asleep through it. overall think and grow rich is a great book with some clever concepts but you do have to be very committed 


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